R. typhina. is a tall shrub, sometimes becoming a tree. The ends of the irregular branches, covered with a soft, velvety down, give the name stag-horn. Flowers, greenish yellow, with a central orange-red disk, 5-parted calyx, 5-petaled corolla, 5 stamen styles, and 3 short purple stigmas. Fruit, a close bunch of globular berries covered with crimson hairs. Stems, yellowish. La 11 to 31, sessile, feather-veined, lance-shape, serrate, pointed.
Dry soil, along roadsides or in fields from New England to Georgia and westward.